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Wanaka: Scenic Flight around Mt Aspiring & Glaciers

Product ID: 287525
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Take a breathtaking scenic helicopter flight into the majestic Southern Alps with extensive views over snowcapped peaks and deep glacial carved valleys. See Mt Aspiring and her associated glaciers up close. Enjoy 2 alpine landings included in the tour.
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Duration: 1 hour
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a birds eye view over the extensive Southern Alps
  • See the blue ice and deep crevasses of Mt Aspiring's glaciers up close
  • Make the most of this unique once in a lifetime experience
Full description
Start the tour with a scenic drive out of Wanaka to the Matukituki Valley. Check-in at the hangar located on Cattle Flat Station, a fully operational working high-country farm. Receive a safety briefing prior to boarding your helicopter.

Fly over the tussock covered hills of the farm and into the Southern Alps over remote mountain peaks with deep glacial carved valleys and year-round glaciers. Get up close to Mt Aspiring, the highest peak in the country outside Mt Cook National Park. On a good day, you can see all the way to the ocean and all the way to Mt Cook.

Enjoy 2 separate remote alpine landings with the opportunity to take photos with spectacular backdrops. For most of the year, one of the landings will be on snow (not guaranteed). All helicopters are fitted with 2-way headsets to ensure you can interact with your pilot as well as enjoy their entertaining commentary during this 1-hour experience.
Includes
  • Scenic flight
  • 2-say headsets
  • Personalized commentary
  • Photo opportunities
  • A unique once in a lifetime experience
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup/drop-off service
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

2211 Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Rd, Treble Cone 9381, New Zealand. The hangar is located in a paddock on the left hand side of the road. There is a sign at the front gate.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Jacket
Not allowed
  • Drones
Know before you go
• All trips are subject to favorable weather conditions; it is recommended to book for your first available day in Wanaka so that you have maximum flexibility
• All flights require a minimum of 2 paying adults to go ahead; if you are booking a single the local operator will contact you prior to your flight to confirm your departure
• The departure point is a 25-minute drive from Wanaka township
• No shuttle service is available so guests should be able to self-drive; taxis are available from Wanaka
• Flights canceled due to weather do not incur a charge

From US$ 385.37 per person

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Aspiring Helicopters

Product ID: 287525